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SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
and thank the san francisco police department for your input. if we pass legislation to require additional security requirements and plans. we pass legislation to give the entertainment commission more tools to shut down those handful of clubs that have often given a bad name to the rest of the industry. we passed legislation to pass for the first time a party registry. and we pass legislation to ensure a minimum level of security. all of that being said, the great news is today for that for whatever reason, in part because of good legislation and part because of good law enforcement and in part because of the good work that you all are doing, it is much improved. i know lager get woken up on sunday mornings by tv reporters asking me to comment on the latest shooting. we have an opportunity to ensure that san francisco has the greatest and most vibrant nightlife of any major city in the country. i want to thank my colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do has an impact on our job situation and local econom
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 7:30am PST
of my mother-in-law. is rather appropriate because she was the mother of the san francisco police officer. she immigrated to this country, strong armenian woman, and had to go back to school to be reregistered as a nurse. she went back to state college later in life and completed courses where she received a teaching certificate to teach preschool at west porta in the early days of preschool days. she was small in stature, but i stood tall on her shoulders and women like her. >> i would also like to express condolences to mike nevans' family; he was a police inspector. i got to know him when he was state legislature. he is also the late uncle of someone who has been in the city -- pj johnston. >> also we would adjourn in honor of spector mike nevin. also sadly we have to adjourn in honor of three current san francisco officers. these are current members. our thoughts and prayers are with her family, their cohorts at the stations, tonight we adjourn in the memory of them and others. we are adjourned. >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- pleas
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 3:30pm PST
, pastor, teacher, musician and a san francisco giant fanatic. [applause] and to all of you here today this issue of violence is a complex and challenging one. no one need to be self rightious about it because there is no instant answer to the things that all of us must. do i am impressed with the religious communities coming together. at least we should know that the issue today is peace is not the absence of noise. it's the presence of justice. when there is no justice there is no peace and when there is poverty and pain people search out for a bomb and put off that bomb. the excitement is that we're here today with each other. we at best can reach out to those who are not here because it's not just a matter can be solved with an enlightened church. the killing in kansas city, a football player, his wife and himself. three or 4 nfl players say they carry a gun and with basketball players the same. somewhere we're sitting around watching san francisco play miami excited who will win that game. of the tens of thousands that watch those games those role models on the field are n
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
afternoon well dominate to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting tuesday december 12. please call row. supervisor advocate lows president chew, supervisor chu supervisor cohen, supervisor elsburnd present. supervisor fair and impartially present. supervisor kim-absenility. supervisor mar. mar present. supervisor a walky present. supervisor wiener present. >> ladies and gentlemen please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >>> colleagues we have board meeting minutes from october 23, november twired and could i a motion to approve those minutes. motion by campus and seconded by advocate lows and those minutes are approved. and if you could read our two parliament special order. >> the first item of business between the board of supervisors this week representing district will he and 11 the mayor may address the board initially for five minutes and the board will recognize the
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 9:00am PST
to san francisco to talk about something that they've been tracking through the state of california. >> san francisco has been at the forefront of this. when kevin ryan was district attorney, he did something called operation human cage. i was prosecutor interviewing women who have been trafficked here from korea. it's right in front of us, all these massage parlors you go through in the city, in every neighborhood, have women in there who have been trafficked in foreign countries who are abused and battered on a nightly basis. having interviewed some of those people, we were down at moffat field housing 75 women rescued at that time. these women are more than battered, more than bruised, they are psychologically damaged for life. i don't think the public gets that. what more can we gt from the department of justice? last time we did it, it was done through the fbi -- actually the irs criminal investigation division took the money away. several homes were seized. there was ins, it was all the federal law enforcement agencies that were there to protect these women. is there
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 12:30am PST
. if he returns to his home he will be killed. he is requesting asylum here in san francisco. he hasn't gotten s he is not here illegal. he's a harvard graduate as well. next year january 31 and i just been coming to city hall to try to get support for him as well, and that's pretty much all i have to sai. i would like him to speak for himself. >> i want to thank the commission for its work. this is my second time appearing at city hall. the first time i had the opportunity again to witness a session like this, and i want to thank everybody. i want to thank supervisor olague. i have read much about the commission work from the examiner, the san francisco examiner. like jamal and my case manager. i see supervisor mar and supervisor campos and i have been reading about san francisco and all about its developments on the san francisco examiner which as you know is a free newspaper, and i have been seeing all the work you are doing in my district where i live, bay district and bringing things there and cleaning up the navy yard and affordable housing and like jamal said i am tryin
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 2:30am PST
's obviously some incredible events that have occurred. and for me as mayor of san francisco, i know that the chief and i and supervisor cohen and dr. campbell and the whole public health staff have always had dialogue and been concerned especially when there is an uptick in june of this year on violent crime and homicides in san francisco. and, so, we've been working together on creating a program which i announced some months ago, the ipo program, the ability to work on things that would interrupt and intervene earlier in the behavior patterns of people that would be both victims and perpetrators of violent crime in our city. to support the police department and law enforcement system of doing more predictive policing using both data and technology to help us do that. and then, of course, i think the most important part is to organize our communities and work with community-based organizations, families, religious groups, and everybody that's on the ground to find more ways to intervene in violent behavior out there and utilize resources such as education systems, our community job
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
is douglas yapp and i've lived in san francisco for 60 years. i'm not taking an official position on this ordinance but i would like to take this opportunity to question whether the gay community in supporting this ordinance has even discussed the subject of a dead gay man who died in 1999. i think the time used for this discussion on this ordinance would have been better used to find out why this gay man, who was a city employee at san francisco general hospital, and he worked side by side with me, why the city has actively in my opinion blunted any inquiry into his death. and i would urge that the owners of this bar do the public service by asking why any supervisor for this district so far has refuetzd to step forward and ask what happened to joseph malison, why was this gay man in my opinion bullied and forced to die a gruesome death while a city employee. it's been 13 years and some people i know down in new orleans said that there's such a thing as a curse and maybe the curse of joe might be one of the reasons why the gay community has not been flourishing during the last
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> halahanzo, and our san francisco, polorio. thank you for being here tonight. i also know that veronica klaus, thank you for being here. sisters, i was going to say the sisters of petulince. thank you for being here as well. [ applause ] and of course, you will hear and you have heard them earlier, our san francisco boys chorus, thank you, boys chorus for being here to celebrate. and then, tonight, many of you will be treated to goodies and some refreshments all donated through the world fund and their volunteers and all of the small businesses of san francisco. thank you for your wonderful donations during these holidays. said earlier, the tree of hope is our symbol of tolerance and acceptance. and i know what is on my mind, hopefully by the end of this week is that we will see more than this symbol. we will see the wishes, that this tree represents for all of us. and that will make this world, with our own decisions, with our own hands, more acceptance, more tolerance, as we wait with great anxiousness on our u.s. supreme court to exhibit their tolerance in our united states for the same-se
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
rocking san francisco city hall indian way. how about a big round of applause for all our dancers? all right. [applause] all right. once again let's hear it for your singers, our dancers from everywhere here in the san francisco bay area. [applause] all right. good singing. good dancing. posting the eagle staff at this time. be shout out to larry harrison for taking care of our eagle staff. you maybe seated. calling up to the podium at this time michael lupdtin and vice president of the marketing and branding for this station. >> hi everyone. can you hear me? hello everyone. i am from kqmd and i wanted to welcome you to this eighth annual indian heritage celebration. we are honored to be honoring four heroes from the community who have tirelessly worked throughout the year to provide the kind of service that admissible media is about and engaged community and robust heritage is about. nominated by community leaders they have worked at the grass-roots level and share the highest values we all share. as a public supported media organization we are committed to this and in no
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
. it started because of the record of homicides in san francisco. it was running about 10 domestic violence homicides a year and including in the year 2000 the domestic violence violence of claire joyce tampango by her ex-boyfriend in front of her two children and in the subsequent investigation our commission made happen it was clear that she had taken out police reports, got emergency protective orders, did everything she was supposed to do, but it the failure of city averages to respond appropriately so the members. oversight panel for the last 10 years really taken to task the coordination and the policy reforms that departments committed to, and i am very pleased to report that with the help of many, many people in this room to date we have gone from 10 domestic homicides to this year so far 0,0 domestic homicides in san francisco this calendar year so i know commissioners have received a package of chocolates. in it it is an eraser and together we are erasing domestic violence homicides. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> commissioner chan. >> slash loftus. >> okay. >> entertaina
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned).good mor the local agency formation commission as a joint meeting with the public utilities commission. my name is chair avalos, john avalos chair of the lafco. i am joined by other lafco members, commissioner olague and commissioner pimentel. this is a joint committee so i will pass on the mic on our chair from the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionary and strong quorum on this rainy day. >> okay. >> and of course our gen
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
>> ama: san francisco police are looking for a man who is accused of setting a woman on fire. that happened just after noon in the bayview district. sergio quintana has been following the story and joins us live with what happened. reporter: witnesses who saw what happened describe a gruesome attack. they say a man lit a woman on fire a half block down the street. she then ran about another block that way, trying to get home for help. >> a smoldering sweater in the middle of the street is what 25-year-old star lamar was wearing when her family says her boyfriend, 22-year-old detects ter oliver, doused her with gasoline and then lit her on fire. he sister says she is in critical condition at st. francis hospital. >> they had dead skin, and auntie hasn't win to see her yet. they said she's doing fine. >> according to the family, the couple began yelling at each other at the laundromat down the street. at one point the argument go so heated he allegedly ran home to get some gasoline, then ran back towards the laundromat. >> i saw him pour gasoline some a bottle, and he left. i d
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
of mr. bradford he was the first african america meal after the san francisco sheriff's department and he was born in blight california and came to san francisco in 1955 he seived regularly in the united states army and korean war and is the father of three children two sons and one dear and i send my condole lenses out to his family he was one of my sunday schoolteachers growing up and brang donuts holes to class and making the subject matter very interesting and enjoyable and i grew up with his grandchildren and it's a great loss that san francisco has suffered in losing mr. bradford and so iggs again colleagues i hope to close out the board in his memory and this is the memory of mr. bradford. >> thank you ms. cohen. mr. chu. >>? mr. campos, thank you mr. clerk i have a numb of number of items and the first is authorizing the-off real estate for 17th and folsome street park project and i also have a memoriam for man we will spain rod drying guess and he was one of the district's most colorful andby loved artist and is with robert crumb influenced generations of cartoonists
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 8:30pm PST
but we do have one thing in common we want san francisco to educate to house and to take care of it's own no matter what side of the aisle no matter what your social economic increase level, it's always san francisco first with him and i think that is really whats important. that is one thing that i take away with my service with him is he has always offered to advise either whether it was unsolicited i has always overed advise even when it was unsolicited and it has been very interesting too to observe him and how he waved his irish cult tram pride into everything that he does and he certainly does in my eyes and planted a seed of interest i look forward on the next trip to ireland -- hint hint whoever is organizing that and it has also been very beautiful to watch his relationship with his wife jennifer johnson grow it's been a privilege watch but i didn't watch michael be conceived but i did watch him grow but to know that they were two separate entities that came to be and i think the role of jennifer she was also very helpful in helping me make the transition and helping me understan
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am PST
. eric brook representing san francisco green party and the local organization our city. first a technical point on all of this. i was under the impression and check with dhr on this that the executive position still exists but filled on an interim basis. maybe i am wrong on that but good to make sure you're correct on that from the staff's perspective. i agree bringing it back in house because the next year is going to be really big for clean power sf and some other things and we need somebody that can be available five days a week, 50 weeks a year. i mean that's really going to be important, but the main thing i want to focus on is that the advocates for clean power sf have had some concerns with the way that lafco -- when we originally set set up lafco to work on clean power sf and especially get at the beginning of 2007 and what we needed from lafco and i believe the intention we needed somebody on task for clean power sf itself that could approach the sf puc on many occasions the sf puc wasn't thinking outside of the box on this to put it politely, and we need someone,
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 1:30am PST
over the city bob has been a board member of san francisco travel the fisherman's whofer community benefit district the san francisco chamber and california travel association and under bob's guidance he has changed check out the restaurants and retaining the best of the best and has driven peer 39 into it's current world renown amazing number of visitors every year and it's reputation for being a family friendly location. i love a number of things about bob, but his own stated key to success tells you why he has been so successful at the water front and that is his belief that people like to be on or close to the bay and that they are drawn from the to the activity on the bay from the large cargo ships and to sail boats and kayaker and is the sea loin sanctuary that has come under his rain and the draw of fresh fresh that we take for freehand here on the water front. as i was no oned as port director bob sent out an e-mail to me right away and he said we are your biggest client and we are her here to serve and you bob has helped to mike this water front the success that it is an
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 6:30am PST
's been the policy of the san francisco police department since the sanctuary city ordinance was passed over 30 years ago, before i became a police officer, it isn't just something we need to train to. it's always know. i can assure anyone watching on tv at this commission, san francisco is a sanctuary city. we are here to help regardless of your country of origin or language. we are working hard as you can tell to figure out the language. chief beal spoke about me doing those interviews. i don't speak korean and chinese. we do spanish radio once a month, speak with marcos gutierrez about whatever they want to talk about; sanctuary city has come up more than once. it is not a training issue for us. it is department policy. it is city law. it is what we have been raised on. >> does the department have the authority to control that information within its own database so it is and shared with the federal authorities? >> what information is that? >> my understanding is there is no opt in and out. maybe commissioner chan can say something. >> secure communities is a post-arrest si
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 1:30pm PST
far beyond the neighborhood to include the larger sphere of san francisco. in 1963, jordan became the first african american to campaign for mayor of san francisco, running on a progressive platform of social justice and racial equality. the bar was a centerpiece of jordan's neighborhood community building activities and he reviedd in the upstairs unit for nearly 50 years. jordan was known locally as the mayor of butcher town, which was the historic name for the area immediately surrounding the bar. his efforts to establish a place of community and legacy within the bayview area continues for which he is known to this day. the bar continues to be operated by the jordan family, who are here today, who support the land mark designation. this concludes my presentation, if you have any questions. >> thank you. supervisor cohen? >> i think that's it. >> let's open this up for public comment. did you want to acknowledge the family members? >> yes. >> let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? >> i went to the chase bank to gi
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
?] and thank you marketing manager maritime for the port of san francisco. and as related to this past october the question of the commissioner was to bring forth some of the great example of mayor time commerce and mayor time activities that are in the ports customer base and so we are beginning with blue and gold fleet who has been a 33 year tenants of the port. >> the port of san francisco manages one of the most diverse distant portfolios andmary time and businesses in normal america and strategically themary time business goes about organizing and dealing with this customer base is buy dividing it up into eight major categorize based on the operational similar later for each and this way we can pay attention to and provide the services and solutions who have the lime and the same needs and ensure the greater success at the port. among the eight divisions the way that we see the maritime operations for the port is cargo shipping still provides the materials and the cargoing goods that are the life and blood of our civilization, commercial if i can fishings and fish processing bring fre
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
-american history month in san francisco by doing what mayors always do, especially after being solely instructed by hydra as our education advisor to present the proclamation declaring the month of oct filipino-american month in san francisco. come on up here. get up here, so everybody can take a picture here. if i may, i just wanted to say something as well. you know, there are many streets of our great, great city and everybody i think is now enjoying so many of the neighborhoods that are rising up. but there have been neighborhoods like desoma and the excelsior, critical names of streets that we named after filipinos who really served our city and country in a fabulous way. i want to make sure that people remember that. because it's part of our history. so let me say some of them that many of you in the room know, but a lot of our people don't know that. you ever see the names? (listing names ) if you were really smart and if you are as smart as hydra wants everybody to be in san francisco, because of her board of education work, you should know victoria manalo dreys park. that was named aft
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
traffic. kristen and eric? >> thank you. happening now a san francisco woman is in critical condition with burns to her face after family members say her boyfriend doused her with gasoline and set her on fire. police are searching for the boyfriend, 22-year-old dexter oliver. they were at a laundromat and got in a heated argument. the victim's sister say he came home, poured gasoline in a bottle and headed back to the laundromat. amy will have an update from the hospital in 30 minutes. >> two suspects in the murder of two teen girls in oakland are due in court. the 18-year-old powell faces two counts of murder and possibly the death penalty. and another is charged with accessory. the victims were best friend. the 15-year-old and 16-year-old were found shot several times in east oakland in november. witnesses say there was an argument before the deadly shooting. >> a 16-year-old girl injured in a shooting near a high school at millbrae and san bruno border was shot in the stomach and leg across the street from the high school. it happened at 10:30 on saturday night. police did not say
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
is closed. live in san jose, hillin -- lillian kim. >> a san francisco woman is badly burned, her family says by her boyfriend. he attack happened a few hours ago at hollister street. reporter: police have basically been handling two crime scenes. witnesses tell us a man set a woman on fire down the street here on hollister, a half a block. she then started running towards her home. that is a half block down the street over there, where all the police cars are right now. that's where emergency crews picked her up and rushed her to the hospital. >> a smoldering sweater in the middle of the street. that's what 25-year-old star lamarr was wearing when her family sis her boyfriend, dexter oliver, doused he with gasoline and then lit her on fire. >> most of already face is burnt and a little here, but most of the face i burnt. >> her sister says this started with an argument over clothes they war washing at the local laundromat. >> my sister went to leave her clothe test laundromat. he don't want to leave them there. she says she does it all the time. but he got mad and threw the clothes down
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
is tremendous and i am to thank you for all of the work that you have done on behalf of san francisco and what supervisor kim mentioned is truly commendable i think a lot of people who make it to where you have gone and done the thing that you have tend to close the door behind them and don't pave the way for others to follow but you open the door and open it widely to make sure that all have an opportunity and so i want to thank you for all of that work. >> so with that madame the floor is yours. >>> thank you very much after november 30th i'm firnly a civilian and after being spoiled for 30 years and having to go through the metal deckers again and having to go through park, these little things, you take for granted and so i want to thank sean and kristine efor your service being on the board of supervisors is like being on the game show survivors very very serious even when i was on here and for those of you inspiring to go on the legislature, i think he will agree it's a team sport, it's not person anymore and we get to work on bigger issues for the state but if you can make it here, y
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 10:30pm PST
san francisco but we seem to have a hard time joining minds or sharing philosophy of service first at the tim to the public. we bring this issue to you so you can be abreast of it and we are sure the agency hasn't notified you and we are 14 short days away from this time period and we don't know if there's been public outreach. we don't want our brothers and sisters of this city to be left out in the lurch where they don't have ability to use the transportation system for this period of time. >> president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> happy holidays to you, mr. president, and our board of supervisors. the things that we may agree on or disagree on, that's fine, that's beauty of free speech. i'm here representing the marina property association regarding proposal to build a restaurant at currently deserted degaussing station. my name is victor preato, a resident if the marina, a taxpayer and registered voter. we're requesting that you deny going on with this proposal. it is an area where this restaurant's going to be built has not gone through ceqa, there's no environm
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm PST
. my name is phil ginsberg and i am the general manager of your san francisco recreation and park department and i want to welcome you all to the 83rd annual tree lighting. happy holidays for you all. the trust for public land as mr. mayor knows recently named your park the number one park system in the entire united states of america. [ applause ] >> we were also just named as a finalist to host this cool international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tr
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 5:30am PST
going to ask this. the cost of living in the city's going up. while san francisco still attracts many young lgbt people, being able to afford living here is getting harder and harder. i like generalize this question on my own, extending it to just about everyone. what can be done to keep this city attractive and affordable to the young and creative? a lot of people are coming here to have alternative lifestyles all over the map. they come here because the city is not necessarily their job. they will come here even without a job. they do not have a lot of money. as an operator, how do you answer this? >> it depends on what you're doing. headline talent is very expensive. you put your budget together and you see which can charge for a ticket. as i have the benefit of the venue over with promoters because i do not need to make money at the door, i can look at something and say -- i will be making this much, but i do not have to. i want to break even at the door. that lets me keep the ticket price down. frequently, and we put that out through facebook and a variety of social media outlets
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
important architects and designers in this year of italian culture? >> definitely. i mean in san francisco there's a wonderful san francisco design week, so we will have an italian design week too. we are planning on an exhibition of cultural institute with major brands of interior design. there's also very nice thing that we're working on. a famous architect has designed the california academy of sciences, the wonderful building in golden gate park. he has also designed similar museum in italy in my city and the museum is almost finished there, and our ambition is to have him come over and celebrate at the academy, and also talk to young architects about the most sustainable ways to build this century. other questions? if there is no other question i thank you so much. thank our distinguished guest for being here with us and i hope to have a good time with you guys at the italian cultural institute. thank you. [applause] . >> i'd like to call roll please. (roll call) also with us this evening we have chief of police gregory piecer and you have a quorum. >> ladies and gentlemen, wel
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
>> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more than just a 13-story building and office ablation. instead, city leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a living system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
, social media. our goal is really to reach as many people as possible throughout san francisco by repetition of this message, so no one that you bump into will say "i have no idea what you're talking about". >> president torres. >> yes ms. hale i wanted to go along the comments by the current chair and supervisor olague as well. part of the challenge we with with the stem cell industry is put in plain language the consent form and one of those experiences that we just had was with a young lady, who i can talk about now because she went public, one of the spinal cord injuries in the stem cell trial was that the medical language was so complex in the consent form that it needed to be improved so someone couldn't come back later and say "this patient was under emotional distress and of course they choose to because they didn't know what the consequences and side effects are" and this is not as serious as that, but it begs the question to make sure that the language is understandable english and in addition i don't think you're limiting the mailers just to the three languages of
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the commission. we are joined by the clerk linda wong and i want to thank the san francisco gtv staff for the coverage of this meeting. madam clerk, if you can please call item number two, roll call. >> supervisor avalos, absent. supervisor olague. >> here. >> supervisor -- i'm sorry, commissioner schmeltzer. >> here. >> commissioner mar. >> commissioner pimentel absent. chairperson campos. >> present. >> mr. chair, there is a quorum. item two approval from the minutes from the regular meeting and november 30 joint meeting with the san francisco public utilities commission. >> great. before we take action on this item i would like to open it up for public comment. if there is any member of the public that would like to speak on item number two please come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues this is an action item. can we have a motion to approve the minutes? we have a motion for commissioner schmeltzer. second by commissioner olague. if we can take that without objection. madam clerk you can call item three. >> item three is review of the renewable energy
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
the holiday season in san francisco, welcome, founder and executive director of the rainbow world fund, jeff cauter. >> thanks donna and that great introduction and i must say that you look particularly fabulous tonight. >> if you are not familiar with the rainbow world fund we are an international service agency based in the gay and lesbian and transgender and friends community. so we are gay and straight people coming together. and what we do is we work within our community to educate people about issues of humanitarian aid and world need. and as we raise our community's consciousness, we fund and we raise funds to support relief efforts all around the world. our projects focus on, education, hunger, safe drinking water, and disaster relief, and all kinds of different ways of helping people. we have ongoing projects in cambodia, haiti, and south africa and helping out in areas just as the tsunami in south east asia and the earthquake and tsunami in japan and last year, and during hurricane katrina we tributed one mill object pounds of food aid. [ applause ] >> and all of that is coming fro
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. poetic and ironic that we areç in san francisco city hall. the original building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fires. two decades ago, it was completely rebuilt because of the loma prieçto earthquake. our fingers are crossed that there will not be any earthshaking today. our deputy administrator will talk about the shape specifically. i wanted to take a moment to thank our host, edwin lee, the mayor of san francisco. he has championed an equal focus on response and recovery. today he is our host in this majestic civil service building, probably the most majestic civil service building in the country. fema can take credit where credit is due. over the last several years we have been expanding especially in catastrophic planning with our partners from the greater bay area in catastrophic earthquake response plans we developed in 2008 and 2009 -- excuseç me, 2010. i wanted to set the stage about what we're here today to keep in the back of our minds. the type of event we're talking about could literally provide çdamages inñr theç scope ofç e kinds of implicati
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> this morning the search is on for a man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in san francisco. the victim's family says dexter oliver threw burning gasoline into his girlfriend's face before taking off. right now that woman is clinging to life at the burn unit at st. francis hospital. that is where "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live with a look at what led up to this horrifying attack. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is a horrible story that 25-year-old woman is in the hospital this morning. she has severe burns to her face and chest. her boyfriend is accused of being the one that set her on fire and san francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding him. he's 22-year-old dexter oliver. witnesses say yesterday in the bay view district they watched in horror as 25-year-old was set on fire. her family was among the witnesses. they say that the pair had been dated for six months and had a rocky relationship. they had returned from the laundromat when she told him the relationship was finished. >> she left the rand row mat and ten mi
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
. at this breakfast the response from mrs. rita simel of the san francisco interfaith council was "mr. mayor, we will help". for the sake of the health and safety and peace of this city, the only city in this nation named after a saint we come to pray this day and we pray oh god that you would disturb us lord when we are too well pleased with ourselves and we dreamed too little when we arrived safely, because we sailed too close to the shore. disturb us lord with the abundance of things we possess we have lost our thirst for the waters of life falling in love with l we have ceased to dream of eternity and in our efforts to build a new earth we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. disturb us lord to go more boldly and venture on wider seas where storms will show your mastery where losing sight of land we will find the stars. we ask you to push back oh god the horizons of our open and into the future courage strength and things that we get in love. god we pray you will be our eyes and help us to be wise in times and honest enough to say we don't know. let this be our prayer as we g
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 10:30am PST
to reflect on is that two years when we have an initial meeting in san francisco, we asked you about the framework and talked about the things that needed to go into the framework to move forward. comments were collected from across the nation and shaped the free market we have in front of us. we are looking to get more input based on the framework about the supporting documents, the organization, the coordination pieces of that. we do not necessarily want to start with a blank sheet. we know there have been excellent examples of the state and local level of recovery planning, coordination, and frameworks developed. we have twoñr excellent state ad local speakers. we will have the local speaker before the break. the state speaker will be after the break. and cronin berg -- ann cronenberg will be speaking first and giving us progressive ideas on their approach to recover it to use as practice and ideas to move forward with, potentially as a model for the nation. ann? [applause] >> it is thank you very much. it is a pleasure to be here today. we're proud to be hosting fema and appreci
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
and everything and saw the facility and the cruise companies that come here to a san francisco -- how can we not have a world class -- this is a world class city how can we not have a world class cruise term mal and i look forward to going with the maritime guys down to florida to meet the cruise companies and we want to double the amount of passengerrers coming down here and there is something like 200,000 people here that came to the port of fran and i can clearly see and use the -- to reach a half a million and i'm very supportive of this and like i said, i never thought this day would come but it's going to happen and i'm very supportive. >> >>> okay search excited about the new cruise terminal but i don't know if questioner excited about the cost. definitely excited about the new cruise terminal. and just trying to understand the numbers and looking at the proms limits for phase two and the change between what was approved and what is being requested today is free much million? is 43 million and i know you discuss the may be 11 million? i don't know if we discussed the whole 43 mill
NBC
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
, a developing story we're following in san francisco. police are searching for a man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire during an argument this afternoon. it happened shortly after noon today in the city's bay view district. monty francis in the bay view where he just spoke with the victim's family, this has to be hard for them to make any sense out of. >> it is certainly very hard, and family members watched in horror as this all the played out right here in the streets. the 25-year-old woman, we're told she suffered serious burns and she's now at the burn unit at st. francis hospital, the woman's clothes are still here, burned, visible on the street. we're told she attempted to throw off her jacket after her boyfriend doused her with a flammable liquid, then set her on fire. the victim's sister tells us the couple had been together for about six months, and they argued a lot. according to the sister, the couple was at the laundry mad just down the street, where they began to argue about their laundry, they were on their way back home and just outside the victim's house at about 12:
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
and november 30 joint meeting with the san francisco public utilities commission. >> great. before we take action on this item i would like to open it up for public comment. if there is any member of the public that would like to speak on item number two please come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues this is an action item. can we have a motion to approve the minutes? we have a motion for commissioner schmeltzer. second by commissioner olague. if we can take that without objection. madam clerk you can call item three. >> item three is review of the renewable energy task force. >> we will have fried. >> i'm going to turn it over to danielle and give a presentation of the report and we are available for questions after that. >> great. thank you. >> thanks jason. i will return through this fairly quickly, especially the background which you are all familiar with, but if you questions please stop me. awz know san francisco has a long history of climate action and a lot of the work that we have done over the last couple years is guided by our climate change ordinan
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
, people come in from all over the area to eat in san francisco restaurants. they come from all over the world. again, this governor is going to support everyone locally. i lot of that will have to come from you to accomplish what is right for the city. how do we do that? >> [unintelligible] >> i blame these guys for conditions. this time, i will blame fee on the mall and senator leno. -- fiona ma and senator leno. their limited by statute, but that is very difficult to have much room to maneuver. >> you said to organize local bars. i have been trying to do that for a few years now. we have our sixth annual event coming up in september. we have been trying to get toger a long time. i am not a politician in do not care to be a politician. if i cannot raise the issue in that way, the way i have been doing it, personally i get quoted in esquire for what i have done, but i still have no connections. it is still up to me to do that? i am doing everything can. i do not know what else to do besides try to make a profit in a city that is over-taxing the and running down. [applause] >> i do
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
in cuba and work that i shot here in san francisco. >> what is it about being a street artist that you particularly like? >> i liked it to the first day that i did it. i like talking to mentum people. talking about art or anything that comes to our minds. there is more visibility than i would see in any store front. this would cost us relatively very little. >> i am so happy to meet you. i wish you all of the best. >> you are the wonderful artist that makes these color coding. >> nice to me to. >> i have been a street artist since 1976. >> how did you decide to be a street artist? >> i was working on union square. on lunch hours, i would be there visiting the artist. it was interesting, exciting, and i have a creative streak in me. it ranges from t-shirts, jackets, hats. what is the day of the life of a street artist? >> they have their 2536 in the morning. by the end of the day, the last people to pack the vehicle probably get on their own at 7:30 at night. >> nice to me to condemn the -- nice to meet you. >> it was a pleasure to share this with you. i hope that the bay area will desc
SFGTV2
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
implementation and bicycle programs and they are experts on all aspects of the bicycle. and here in san francisco, you know, we are at this point trying to after a hiatus of three years because of court-ordered injunctions trying to implement our bike plan. so we all a collective goal, i believe, to increase the environmental and nick sustainability of the world around us that we participate in and especially in san francisco, but we do have a special responsibility because this place provides us with the opportunity that most other places don't. the geometry and geography of san francisco is up that it is easier for us being in a city of short trips to veil ourselves to other alternatives to the car. so when we want to reclaim the street and the public right-of-way and the public realm for people and basic human needs of access to the humanities that urban environments provide, we have a better shot at than, say, other places where large distances have to be traversed in most american cities to kind of get to the places you want to get. here in san francisco, we have been blessed by the geometry
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 1:00am PST
. at san francisco general hospital a number of gunshot wounds has declined in recent years. in 2007 we cared for 381 shooting victims in our emergency department. 2011, the last year we have data on, that number is now 182 shooting victims. while this is a substantial drop, i submit to you that one is too many. these numbers represent the patients who are transported to the hospital, not the victims who died at the scene or do not come in for care. many people are killed from homicides, but suicide taking one's life with weapons is much more common in the united states. it is a silent killer since more than twice as many people die of suicide than homicide historically in the united states. there is an hep dim i can of violent crime committed with guns and is a serious public health problem that we must confront head on. * it is incidents like this past week bring these terrible crimes out in the public, but the reality is people are killed every day in this country with weapons that permanently change the lives of the families that they are with. in conclusion, i would like to thank t
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. the toll plaza shows no metering lights just lights to san francisco with in fog. >> hockey fans, good news. businesses in the south bay are gearing up for the return of national hockey league action after a bitter lock outwas lifted but will the fans return with so season return? >> well, this is where the shacks will practice, the sharks ice here. will the fans be back? if history is any indication there is in doubt, they will be back. since they got here to the pavilion they have packed hp to 90 percent capacity each season and 96 percent capacity all but three years so they will be back. the sharks show a season starting with the nhl and players reaching a agreement after 113-day lock out a ten year agreement. it is not official but considered a done deal. >> the details of this need to be put to paper. we have to cross a lot t's and dot the i's. >> we are excited and we have been preparing for a variety of outcomes and we are happy this transpired. >> you mentioned the businesses down here and who is happiest. the bars and restaurants could be almost as happy as the players. this has b
FOX
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
to that. >>> and san francisco intersection they are using extreme measures to keeping pedestrians safe. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you welcome to a brand-new day, it is january 7th, what year? >> 2013. >> i am dave clark. >> good morning, some people think it is unlucky, but i am not buying into that. >> it's good to be optimistic. >> i agree. >> unless you are dealing with a lot of fog and you can be pest mystic but a lot of high clouds to near 60s. here is sal. >>> it is busier already coming through berkeley and out to the oakland area and when you get to the toll plaza it is not busy just yet and everything looks good on 101 coming to the downtown area. let's go back to the desk. >>> a search continues for a san francisco man accused of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire. alex savage has more in san francisco with what family members are saying about this attack, good morning, alex. >> reporter: they say it was an argument about laundry which prompted the attack. the victim in this case is a mother of three and remains ho
SFGTV2
Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
a building. that's a living system. ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2. we worked and looked at ways that we can utilize the building for an office building. to build an icon i can building that will house a lot of city departments. >> the san francisco public utilities commission has an important job. we provide clean, pristine public drinking water to 2.6 million people in the san francisco bay area from the hetch hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect
KOFY
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
the suspect for six months. in san francisco, i'm sergio quintana, "abc 7 news." >>> san jose police are investigating the first homicide of 2013. a body was found in a drive home on the 1900 block of tripoli avenue. the person lived at the home with other people. some of them were taken to the police station for questioning. starting today, drivers in san francisco have to feed the meters on sundays and most drivers aren't taking it well. tomas ramon has the story. >> people are feeding parking meters all over san francisco today. this is the first day of meter enforced parking on sunday not something everybody welcomed. >>. >> i can understand where san francisco is coming from. they need to pay their bills. at the same time. >> sundays are regular business day which wasn't the case decades ago when the city closed down on sunday. but like weekdays, parking spaces need to rotate to let visitors a chance to park. some think it will affect attend plans. >> it runs flew 12:30. people are going to leave because of the $75 parking ticket is not worth it to them. >> it was done to accomm
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